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    Unhappy Ending

    A French daredevil known for aerial stunts has fallen to his death while preparing for a dangerous tightrope walk between two hot air balloons.

    Tancrède Melet, 32, fell while getting ready to perform the risky stunt in Drôme, southern France, on Tuesday. He was on the ground holding a hot air balloon when it suddenly took off and he was unable to disentangle himself from the line. He fell 65ft (20m) to the ground.

    Melet – a slackliner, Base jumper and wingsuiter – was taking part in a performance art project when the accident happened.

    Melet was well known in extreme sports and had appeared in adverts, videos, live shows and lectures. He was part of aerobatic company the Flying Frenchies.

    The Flying Frenchies said in a statement: “He was one of the best
    French daredevil falls to death while preparing for tightrope stunt | Sport | The Guardian
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    Hazard of the job. As much as I admire their stunts, I also think they're egomaniac control freaks

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    Cunning stunt

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    Looks like he was wearing a parachute. But I guess that would have been for when he was higher. 100 ft doesn't give much room for it to open.

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    I thought that was an umbrella used to help stabilize his walk... didn't help much in his rapid descent unfortunately. RIP.

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    The backpack he was wearing is a parachute. He wasn't carrying his lunch !

    Perhaps if he'd pulled it immediately it may have slowed his fall.....but people freeze sometimes.

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